9 Best Gifts For New Dads

On this page we look at the best gifts for new dads! Becoming a new dad is exciting, life-changing, exhausting, and could well freak the dad out. But don’t worry, all these feelings are normal. If you are looking to buy a gift for a father to be, or an “already” new dad, then our choice of gifts for new dads is for you.

Top Gifts for New Dads:

  1. 101 So Bad, They’re Good Dad Jokes
  2. WEEKENDER Ventilated Gel Memory Foam Pillow
  3. Ann Arbor T-shirt Co. Baby Daddy Cap
  4. Infantino Flip Advanced 4-in-1 Carrier
  5. The Baby Owner’s Manual
  6. Baby Carrier Kangaroo Shirt
  7. Willow Tree New Dad, Sculpted Hand-Painted Figure
  8. Double-sided Hinged Photo Frame
  9. The New Father: A Dad’s Guide to the First Year

Things to Consider When Buying Gifts for New Dads:

Firstly, remember that parents-to-be will have been thinking about having the baby for nine months or more. Often they will already have purchased or arranged for many of the things they think they will need once their little bundle of joy arrives. It may be worth checking in with the New Mom to make sure that the gift you are considering hasn’t already been “covered”.

That said, our list of Best Gifts for New Dads tries to take that into account. We haven’t gone for those vital things like baby bottles, changing mats, or diaper bags that will surely top the list for new parents when they are considering what to buy. We’ve chosen a mixture of practical and unusual gifts that will show the New Dad that you are thinking about them. From humorous guides to innovative clothing, cute gifts to a practical baby carrier. Check out our list below, there’s bound to be something that you’ll like.

1. 101 So Bad, They’re Good Dad Jokes

It may seem a bit early with a newborn baby, but don’t wait, it is never too early to start building up your repertoire of “dad jokes”! Those awful jokes that dads the world over are famous for making, and that make everyone else cringe when they do.

2. WEEKENDER Ventilated Gel Memory Foam Pillow

New babies sap your strength and your stamina. Whether you’ve been carrying around an increasingly heavy little one, bending over changing diapers multiple times a day, stringing to get your bundle of joy into the car seat or into a cute outfit, or just have failed to get a decent night’s sleep for a month or two; this gel memory foam pillow will help you drift off and get some much needed rest…until baby cries again that is! It’s a great way to show that new dad in your life that you understand what they are going through, and what they need most…sleep!

3. Ann Arbor T-shirt Co. Baby Daddy Cap

Proud new dads need as many ways as possible to let the world know that they have a new baby. What better way than a bold slogan worn right up top on the cap? This stylish baseball cap is an affordable gift for that new dad, or soon to be new dad, in your life.

4. Infantino Flip Advanced 4-in-1 Carrier

Carrying the baby when out and about is a tradition for dads everywhere, and a good way to give mom a break from her duties. This Flip 4in1 carrier allows you take your newborn out and about so you can show them off to the world. Even better, it can be used in multiple modes, so can also suit infants as they grow larger, and need to be in different positions. The 4 positions in provides are:

  • baby facing in, narrow seat…
  • …facing in, wide seat
  • …facing out
  • back pack mode

5. The Baby Owner’s manual

This Baby Owner’s Manaul is a great step-by-step instructional guide that will prove invaluable for new dads or moms. After all, babies do not come equipped with instructions, until now that is. Even if the new parents took baby classes, it always helps to have a reference book in the home. The Baby Owner’s Manual arms new parents with answers, and in a humorous way that will be welcomed by stressed new dads especially. Dr. Louis Borgenicht is a board-certified pediatrician who understands the concerns that a baby brings to dads and moms. Whatever questions are looming in the back of your mind, this book should provide reassuring answers. This is a great gift to keep by the bedside.

6. Kangaroo Pouch T-Shirt

This is amazing! A T-shirt for dad that allows him to carry the baby in a front shirt pouch. Yes, you heard right – dad can become a male pouch-carrying kangaroo. These front pouch T-shirts feature a soft, airy mesh panel that will support the newborn as the baby grows. The baby is easily placed in the large stretch-proof pocket pouch that will not harm the baby. The new Dad and baby will bond more easily using this. The baby feels safe and warm lying next to daddy’s chest and listening to his heartbeat for comfort.

7. Willow Tree New Dad, Sculpted Hand-Painted Figure

A cute little desktop figurine. An ideal gift for any new dad who finds himself back in the office away from the new baby.

8. Double-Sided Hinged Photo Frame

As a gift for new parents, this 4 x 6 picture frame made from brushed silver is a perfect gift. The New Dad can choose from all those new baby pictures. Yes, we have loads of pictures in our phones at the ready. However, nothing beats a lovely framed picture that can decorate your desk, a shelf, or a bedside table. The only difficult thing is to choose which of the many pictures to put in. At least with this double frame, you can chose your top two, rather than just one!

9. The New Father: A Dad’s Guide to the First Year

Most of the pre-natal course content focuses on pregnancy and the birth process. So many new dads find that getting home with the new arrival is a bit daunting. A vital gift for any new dad is therefore a “Dad specific” book on the first year. This book has a lot inside: It contains a useful month-by-month guide. There is also information for special circumstances (older dads, younger dads, unmarried, same-sex couples etc). Plus, there is lots of information about the emotional and physical needs of both babies and fathers. If you are looking for a really practical and useful gift, this should be a top choice!